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DepEd welcomes arrest of suspect allegedly involved in 'position for sale' scam

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday released a statement lauding the Philippine National Police for the arrest of a person suspected to be involved in the "position for sale" scam. 

The suspect, Edward Vincent Diokno Eje alias  “Vaughn Monton Vincent”, was nabbed in Taguig last week after he allegedly pointed a gun at a motorist during a traffic altercation.

"DepEd lauds the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the arrest of Diokno Eje, a.k.a Vaughn Vincent, who is the subject of numerous complaints about an alleged "appointment scam" wherein several personalities were offered
government posts in exchange for a huge sum of money," said DepEd in a statement. 

It can be recalled eight individuals who fell victim to the scam, which lures victims to pay a huge sum of money in exchange for government positions, went to Malacañang on January 27 after receiving a letter from a certain Undersecretary Eduardo Diokno and Assistant Secretary Johnson See advising them that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will lead their oath-taking.

The ceremony, however, was revealed to be a sham.

DepEd, meanwhile, is also investigating a similar case involving another person only identified as "Maricon".

“Administrative proceedings for various charges have been instituted and are already underway,” the agency said.—Sundy Locus/ GMA Integrated News